May 17, 2018 07:25 Asia/Tehran
  • Iran UN envoy: Israel's Monday massacre a day of shame for Muslims

The Israeli regime's massacring of innocent Palestinians on Monday was "a day of shame" for the Muslim world, according to Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations, Gholamali Khoshroo.

Zionist regime forces killed at least 62 Palestinians during protests near Gaza's border fence on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the Day of Nakba  (Day of Catastrophe), which coincided this year with relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the occupied city of Jerusalem al-Quds.

Pro-Palestine protesters around the World reacted with anger at the Israeli regime's massacring of at least 60 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

He added that the OIC must use its influence to pressure the Israeli regime to end such atrocities against Palestinians.

While condemning Israel's crimes, Khoshroo blasted Washington for its unconditional support for the Tel Aviv regime, stressing that the US must be held accountable for its actions, especially relocating its embassy to the holy city.

More than 2,700 Palestinians were also wounded as the Israeli military used snipers, airstrikes, tank fire and tear gas to target the unarmed peaceful demonstrators.

The occupied territories have witnessed new tensions ever since US President Donald Trump on December 6, 2017, announced Washington's recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s “capital” and said the United States would move the US embassy to the city.